The Buddhist path begins with taming the mind. Taming the mind is very straightforward: you just relate with things as they are. You don’t try to stock up. You don’t collect more weapons in case you might need to defend yourself, or more food so that if you run out, you would have something to live on. You are not making sure that if you are kicked out of one organization, you have another organization to join. Trying to stock up and to make sure that there is some kind of security is the opposite of taming: it is aggression.
from the book The Path of Individual Liberation: The Profound Treasury of the Ocean of Dharma, Volume One
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